John Graham Sims was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 15 November 1920 to Henry James Sims and Margaret Campbell Turner. He was a graduate of McCallie High School, class of
Killed in Action 16 December 1944 at Hellenthal, Kreis Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Private First Class
395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division

PFC Sims was returned from overseas. Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 644.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 5 January 1945
Pfc. John Graham Sims, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Sims, formerly of Chattanooga, has been reported killed in action in Germany, his sisters, Mrs. Margaret E. True and Mrs. Lawrence E. Miller, 3618 Anderson Avenue, have been informed by the War Department. The notification said Pfc. Sims, member of an infantry division of the First Army, was killed Dec. 16, the date the Germans opened the offensive that later plunged many miles through American Lines into Belgium and Luxembourg. Sims ‘ father, formerly director of the Industrial YMCA here, is now a regional supervisor of the USO stationed in Brazil. He and Mrs. Sims were here on furlough recently, but have returned to South America. He was a graduate of McCallie School and was taken into the army while in his third year at Georgia Tech.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 November 1920
  • Date of death: 16 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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